The Secret Gospel gives the first real evidence of the method by which Jesus of Nazareth initiated his disciples into the esoteric practices of his teaching, making this a very important book for the history of humankind.
In 1958, Morton Smith traveled to Jerusalem to do research in the monastery library of Mar Saba, in the Judean Desert. What he found was no routine corroboration of New Testament history, but a precious fragment of a second-century document that would change our understanding of the work and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth.
As exciting as the most suspenseful adventure story, Professor Smith's book is a lively and readable account of the discovery and unraveling of some of Christianity's most intriguing mysteries.
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The Secret Gospel ...invites a wide community of readers to...evaluate for themselves the provocative-and fundamental-questions it raises. --From the Foreword by Elaine Pagels, author, The Gnostic Gospels
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Book Description Dawn Horse Pr, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110913922552
Book Description Dawn Horse Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0913922552 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0611482
Book Description Dawn Horse Pr, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. illustrated edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0913922552